Letters To The Editor

Words Of Wisdom Still Ring True Today

Editor’s Note: Harry R. Williams recently sent a copy of a letter he submitted to the Reader’s Forum in February 1968. “Contents important 60 years ago, more so today,” Mr. Williams noted in his letter. To The Reader’s Forum: The politically-conceived idea of a gun control law to ...

Calling The Constitution A ‘Living Document’ Kills It

To The Reader’s Forum: Look out for gobs of spin to derail Brett Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court. In rejecting the context, objectivity and original meaning of the text, the left makes the Constitution a dead document, but they spin their redefinition of words, exclusion of the context, ...

Democratic System Is A Three-Legged Base

To the Readers Forum: The recent publicity about Democratic socialism started me thinking about our touted capitalist system, and as I thought about it, I realized that our system is really a three legged base, consisting of capitalism, socialism and government regulations. To see that ...

Maryland Shooting Victims Are In The Hands Of God

To The Reader’s Forum: Having been born and raised in Maryland, I was deeply moved by the tragic death of the five staff members of the Capital Gazette in my State’s capital, Annapolis. Annapolis is a beautiful and peaceful city, which my wife and I visited often, since I was twice ...

Thank You To All Servicemembers

To The Reader’s Forum: Today we celebrate the arrival of the United States of America onto the world stage. As a member of American Legion Auxiliary Samuel L. Derby Post 556, I want to personally thank all servicemembers of the Armed Forces of the United States of America for their ...

This Is America’s Darkest Hour

To The Reader’s Forum: The slow-motion horror of thousands of children who have suddenly lost their mommies and daddies, who are lost in unfamiliar surroundings with strangers who are not allowed to comfort them with a hug, and the agony of some of their parents, is only beginning. Mark ...

Why Don’t People Like President Trump?

To The Reader’s Forum: There has been some criticism in The Post-Journal about President Trump in spite of what he has accomplished for the American people in such a short period of time. I hear some negative comments from individuals in the community also but they are very few. When ...

Why Don’t People Like President Trump?

To The Reader’s Forum: There has been some criticism in The Post-Journal about President Trump in spite of what he has accomplished for the American people in such a short period of time. I hear some negative comments from individuals in the community also but they are very few. When ...

Christian Leader Musisi Bringing Peace To Uganda

To The Reader’s Forum: Check out this sample of headlines over the past 30 days: Ramadan in Mali: Muslims [murder 20] people resting under a tree; Ramadan in Iraq: Islamic State jihadis murder family of 12; Ramadan in Mozambique: Muslims behead 10 people, including children; Ramadan in ...

Thank You For Making Treasured Gems A Success

To The Reader’s Forum: REALiFE Church wishes to thank all who assisted in so many ways to present the fourth annual Treasured Gems makeover event on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Community Helping Hands donates the second floor and maintenance staff for the day. This faith-based outreach ...

Complaining Doesn’t Solve The Problem

To The Reader’s Forum: After the long, cold winter we endured, I’ve been enjoying lunchtime walks again. The day is beautiful, but trash tossed out car windows by thoughtless passersby catches my eye and makes me fume. Why can’t “they” dispose of their empty drink bottles at their ...

Congress Is Sick

To The Reader’s Forum: Our political system is sick! It has a cancer causing an inability to serve the people. Constant bickering on DACA, immigration, debt ceilings, and threats of government shutdowns are just a few of the symptoms plaguing our nation. I could go on and on. We have ...

We Need A Better Solution For Child Abuse

To The Reader’s Forum: How can a pin wheel save an abused or neglected child? Can awareness of such situations save any of them? How does that work or how has it worked? I am sure there was some good intentions in such ideas but intentions pave the way to you know where and I’ll bet that ...

Community Makes Softball Team Successful

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the 2018 Chautauqua Lake Varsity Softball Team I would like to say thank you to each and every organization, group, and individual that made our team feel special! I have been a part of the Dewittville/Mayville community for 26 years and it never ...

E-Bikes Have Potential, But Limited By NYS Law

To The Reader’s Forum: Have you ever ridden an electric-assisted bicycle, or e-bike? E-bikes look and function like traditional bicycles. Each bike has a small, silent electric motor that provides a boost upon request, but only while the operator is pedaling. The motor shuts off if the bike ...

Lakewood Residents Need To Step Up

To The Reader’s Forum: It is time for the citizens of Lakewood to wake up and show up. In a recent article in The Post-Journal, our mayor and some trustees have found out that the managing of Lakewood affairs is more than they can handle. They now think we need a manager or administrator ...

JHS Musicians Give Astounding Performance

To the Reader’s Forum: Last evening at the Arthur Grandson bandshell in Allen Park, I was privileged and very pleased to watch and listen to the Jamestown High School Concert Band. The director, Megan Murray has continued the excellence started by the creator of the high school band, Arthur ...

Raise A Glass … Of Milk!

To The Reader’s Forum; Let’s raise a glass of milk for June Dairy Month. It is a time to recognize not only the many delicious products that we enjoy but also the hardworking farm families who put the food on our tables. It is no secret that it is a tough time right now for dairy ...

Thank You, Elizabeth

To The Reader’s Forum: I was in Dr. Uitos’ waiting room on Monday and a woman by the name of Elizabeth asked each person in the room their name. She then proceeded to give us all a card with our name written out in caligraphy. Thank you, Elizabeth, for your lovely gesture of kindness, ...

Random Acts Of Kindness Are The Best Of All

To The Reader’s Forum; A big thank you to the caring (though anonymous) person who left a cala lily plant on my doorstep on Sunday, May 20th. I can only think that this was in sympathy to my losing a dear friend to cancer recently. So far I have been unable to solve the mystery as to who ...